I will be posting some video of the airshow in one of the next postings, but am having a bit of trouble trying to clean it up and figure out how to join a bunch of different videos into one decent one. My camera is a pretty poor one, and you view through a pop out screen on it. So there is not a viewfinder to look through and zoom up close with. Needless to say, in bright light with fast moving jets, I lost them and lost focus a lot.
But I did get some decent pictures and video of a Sunday morning trip out to Hoover Dam and the new Memorial bridge. They just completed the bridge, and it is amazing! All of the traffic on the highway used to have to wind down a curvy road and go across the top of the dam. Now it bypasses the dam and goes over the bridge.
|The start of the bridge.|
|This is the old curvy road that goes across the dam|
|The dam from center span.|
|Plaque showing the construction story.|
|You can't go any farther. I was hoping it would take you under the bridge and you could see the downstream side.|
|That is the parking structure to tour the dam.|
|Oddly enough, the center of the span is not the state line between Arizona and Utah.|
|This was interesting, these are where they took the core samples of the rock to see if it would support the bridge.|
|From the parking structure.|
|This is one of the two large collectors where the water enters into the turbines.|
And now for Fernando's tour of the dam and bridge!
|My shirt is my "Label" shirt I got at an inclusion conference. It says Feisty and non-compliant.|
|DON'T DROP MEEEEEEEEE!!!|
Now for some video of all the stuff you just saw: